Hearing Loss Association of America, California State Association (HLAA-CA)
Jeffrey Chess was appointed HLAA-CA treasurer in May 2009. He is also Treasurer of the Long Beach Walk4Hearing. Jeff is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He began his career in 1984 with the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) of the Federal government, from which he recently retired as a senior auditor after over 30 years of service. During his working career, he was recognized as DCAA’s Outstanding Employee with a Disability for Government Fiscal Year 2004 at DCAA Headquarters and also at the 24th Annual Department of Defense Disability Awards in December 2004. Jeff has been an active member of Toastmasters International (TI) for the past 30 years. He loves to golf. Jeff was born with severe hearing loss. He says without his powerful hearing aids, he can barely hear jackhammers and emergency sirens. His hearing aids help him communicate effectively with others on a daily basis, and he uses an amplifier for telephone communication. Jeff lives in Irvine, California.